Neptec Design Group Ltd. is an experienced spaceflight engineering company. Neptec specializes in the development, production, integration, operation and support of intelligent spaceflight sensors, payloads, instruments and equipment. We are proud of our history of solving tough challenges and mission-critical problems for customers who do not view failure as an option. Our vision is to have our products and services continue to make important contributions to successful space missions worldwide.
The only definition of success that matters to Neptec is our customer’s mission success.
Neptec was founded in 1990 and has been a U.S National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) prime contractor since 1995. Neptec has designed, delivered and supported three mission critical operational systems that have assisted in the construction of the International Space Station and which helped inspect the Space Shuttle to ensure safe returns from orbit. Neptec has also developed, qualified, integrated and supported flights of developmental test systems on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
In the course of this work, Neptec personnel have supported over 40 Shuttle missions and have logged over 30,000 hours of mission support for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Neptec personnel have won wide recognition for their performance, innovation and dedication to quality. Neptec achieved the highest possible contractor performance rating from NASA three years in a row; and in 2011, was recognized with the George M. Low Award, NASA’s premier award for quality and performance. This marked the first time a non-American company has won since the award was established in 1985.
Neptec operates research and engineering facilities in Ottawa, Ontario and Houston, Texas and is ISO 9001 certified. The company has approximately 75 employees, the majority of which are technical and have broad cross-functional expertise in advanced sensors, 3D algorithms, software development, systems engineering, systems integration, project management, and manufacturing. Major customers include NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the European Space Agency, Orbital Sciences Corporation and Astrium.
Neptec is privately held and operates as Neptec Design Group Ltd. which develops innovative technologies and systems for the Space market, and Neptec Technologies Corp., an affiliated company, that focuses on the migration of Neptec’s technology to terrestrial markets.